Plano shop sells medical marijuana and more DFW news

Mike Rubin, co-founder and vice president of business development for Compassionate Cultivation, stands in the company's dispensary. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
Mike Rubin, co-founder and vice president of business development for Compassionate Cultivation, stands in the company's dispensary. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mike Rubin, co-founder and vice president of business development for Compassionate Cultivation, stands in the company's dispensary. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth business and community news.

Plano

Licensed dispensary selling medical-grade marijuana opens in Plano

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation opened in Plano on July 15. The licensed Texas dispensary sells medical-grade cannabis under Texas' Compassionate Use Act to patients with a prescription.

Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake



ROUNDUP: News from 6 local businesses, restaurants in Grapevine, Southlake


These news briefs include new restaurant announcements, a new fitness center and more.

McKinney

Bubble tea store Mr. Boba Tea Cafe now open in McKinney

Mr. Boba Tea Cafe opened in late August at 7502 W. Eldorado Parkway, Ste. 200, McKinney. The cafe specializes in bubble teas with tapioca balls called boba, and it also serves smoothies and hot and cold coffees.

7 businesses that are new, coming soon or recently reopened in the McKinney area

Here is a roundup of the most recent local business news in McKinney.

Richardson

Interurban Bar n Grill now offering American food and craft cocktails in Richardson

Interurban Bar n Grill opened at the beginning of August at 221 W. Polk St., Richardson. The business offers American food and craft cocktails and is open every day until 2 a.m.

Pandemic inspires new outlets for artists in Richardson

A cartoon of a one-eared Van Gogh attempting to affix his mask. A sketch of guards taking temperatures in hazmat suits. Watercolors of the mess tent where he and his wife ate their daily meals.

These are what Richardson artist Jonesy McConnell has to show for the nearly 30 days he and his wife spent in federal quarantine after COVID-19 broke out on a cruise ship voyage they took earlier this spring.

Gavin Pugh, Miranda Jaimes and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



MOST RECENT

Here is the latest data regarding COVID-19 in Denton County. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rates continue to decrease in Denton County

New COVID-19 cases in Denton County continue to trend downward as vaccinations and herd immunity rise, said Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County director of public health.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

plano council chambers
Ordinance restricting Plano City Council votes involving campaign contributors to remain in place

During the Oct. 25 meeting, council members unanimously agreed that after further discussions and feedback from residents, they would keep the ordinance with a few possible amendments.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

Building.
Plano ISD considering sale of Shiloh Center located along planned Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line route

Plano ISD has received a number of inquiries from real estate professionals about clients interested in purchasing the property, Chief Financial Officer Randy McDowell said.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

Dave's Hot Chicken has over 20 locations across Texas, California, Colorado and Canada. (Courtesy Dave's Hot Chicken)
Dave's Hot Chicken plans grand opening for new Plano location

The restaurant plans to open at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29 and serves chicken tenders of varying degrees of hotness, fried chicken sliders, crinkle-cut fries and more.

Early voting continues Oct. 25-29 for the Nov. 2 election in Collin County. (Courtesy steheap/Adobe Stock)
Collin County reports voter turnout rate of about 1.5% in first seven days of early voting

Early voting for the Nov. 2 election is underway in Plano, where just under 2,000 people cast ballots at polling locations between Oct. 18-24, according to data from Collin County Elections Office.

Child on a computer.
Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.

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Early voting in Nov. 2 election shows almost 1.3% turnout in Denton County so far

Denton County has recorded 6,324 in-person ballots and 1,089 mail-in ballots during early voting for the Nov. 2 election.